Today’s prompt: “What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?”
For me, it is both a song and a poem because the poem explains why the song means so much to me.
“Reaching Beyond the Wall” I wrote during one of my dark times when I had planned to end it all but was convinced by my mother not to (that is a long story for another time)—
and the song:
“Light at the End of the Darkness” is one my brothers and I used to sing when we performed as a band and it always reminded me and still reminds me today of a truth I repeat often . . .
“the sun is always shining” even if I cannot see it and day always follows night—those are the facts!
THERE IS a light at the end of the darkness. If the clouds are blocking my view, I can still know “the sun is always shining” – if darkness seems to be covering my life, I can know there is a light at the end of the darkness and that a day will follow the night . . . in the world and in my life!
Experience has taught me that my Life is guided by what I believe and what I believe leads me to either darkness or light. I have found that it helps me to keep music around me that reminds me of this Truth, songs that give me hope with words that speak Life to my spirit and light to my soul.
There’s a Light at the End of the Darkness—
through the walls, after the darkness, there is Light . . .
I have seen it!
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers: